November 25, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Picture of the Day: The Power of the Ocean

Picture of the Day: The Power of the Ocean

THE POWER OF THE OCEAN Photograph by TIAGO PINHEIRO Website | Flickr | Facebook | Prints available In this perfectly timed photo by Tiago Pinheiro, we see huge waves crashing into the pier at Praia da Aguda in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. The waves were the result of a powerful storm…

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November 25, 2013 at 5:39 pm

You Can Now Stay at an Underwater Hotel Room and Sleep with the Fishes

You Can Now Stay at an Underwater Hotel Room and Sleep with the Fishes

At the Manta Resort on the island of Pemba, Tanzania, you will find a hotel room unlike any other. Designed by Mikael Genberg of Genberg Underwater Hotels AB, is Africa’s first underwater hotel room. The Swedish-engineered, floating structure provides three distinct levels. The landing deck, at sea level, has a lounge area and bathroom…

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November 25, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Intricate Animals Made from Scrap Metal and Old Auto Parts

Intricate Animals Made from Scrap Metal and Old Auto Parts

When Edouard Martinet was 10, one of his teachers introduced his pupils to insects. Subliminally, the fascination sunk in to the young French boy. Fast-forward 40 years, and Martinet has become the art world’s virtuoso insectophile, transforming bits and pieces of cast-off junk culled from flea markets and car boot sales into exquisitely executed…

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November 24, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Artistic Mom Makes Amazing Mosaic with 10,000 ‘Dots’ of Play-Doh

Artistic Mom Makes Amazing Mosaic with 10,000 'Dots' of Play-Doh

One day, artist and mother of three Lacy Knudson was playing with Play-Doh with her children when she serendipitously mixed some colours together and made her first ‘dot’. It dawned on her that these dots could be a creative way to make art and still be with her children at the same time. Play-Doh…

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November 23, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Picture of the Day: Sydney Through a Wine Glass

Picture of the Day: Sydney Through a Wine Glass

SYDNEY THROUGH A WINE GLASS Photograph by DANIEL ROBERTS (New Dan on Flickr) In this creative capture by Daniel Roberts, we see part of the iconic Sydney skyline reflected in a Kirribilli wine glass. Along with the famous Sydney Opera House you can also see the RMS Queen Mary 2. The optic…

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November 22, 2013 at 4:05 pm

What If There Was Instagram Throughout History?

What If There Was Instagram Throughout History?

Histagrams is the brainchild of Gusto NYC and Gavin Alaoen, two New York City based artists currently working for MTV Networks. In a single topic tumblr named Histagrams, the duo imagine an alternate reality where Instagram is available throughout history. While not always historically accurate (e.g., Laocoön actually wanted to set fire to the…

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November 22, 2013 at 9:28 am

The Shirk Report – Volume 241

The Shirk Report - Volume 241

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 25 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles typically originate from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from a variety of sources. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com!…

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November 21, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Picture of the Day: Watch Your Step

Picture of the Day: Watch Your Step

WATCH YOUR STEP Photograph by Michael Keany The Haʻikū Stairs, also known as the Stairway to Heaven or Haʻikū Ladder, is a steep hiking trail in Kaneohe, Hawaii, on the island of Oʻahu. The trail began as a wooden ladder spiked to the cliff on the south side of the Haʻikū Valley.…

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November 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm

This is the World’s Longest Wood Carving. It was Made from a Single Tree Trunk

This is the World's Longest Wood Carving. It was Made from a Single Tree Trunk

November 14, 2013 marked the ninth annual Guinness World Records Day, where people around the globe attempt to break world records. Unveiled that day at the Palace Museum in Beijing was an astonishing wooden sculpture by Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui. The wooden carving took four years to complete. The sculpture, carved from a single…

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November 21, 2013 at 1:10 pm

The Flowing Fins of Siamese Fighting Fish

The Flowing Fins of Siamese Fighting Fish

Visarute Angkatavanich is a commercial photographer currently living in Bangkok, Thailand. In an ongoing photo series, Visarute takes breathtaking portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta splendens). Many of the portraits capture these popular aquarium fish in motion, accentuating their large and vibrant fins. Siamese Fighting Fish typically grow to about 7 cm in length…

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